Maine Coon

    Breed At A Glance: Maine Coon

    Maine coon

    Maine Coon Cat Breed Overview:

    • Lifespan: About 13 years
    • Size: Large
    • Maintenance Level: Moderate
    • Coat: Long, thick, suited for cold climates

    Best For:

    • Families with or without children
    • Multi-pet households
    • Owners who enjoy interactive play with their pets


    • Weight: Males up to 11 kilograms, females 4 to 6 kilograms
    • Large heads and paws, often polydactyl (extra toes)
    • Coat: Variety of colours and patterns


    • Gentle and affectionate
    • Dog-like mannerisms, including a love for water
    • Laid-back and sociable

    Care Guide:

    • Grooming: Routine brushing, occasional baths
    • Diet & Nutrition: High-quality diet meeting AAFCO standards
    • Exercise: Enjoys interactive play, fetch, and exploration
    • Ideal Environment: Stimulating home environment, enjoys climbing and space


    • Prone to Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), Hip Dysplasia, Chronic Gingivitis
    • Regular vet check-ups recommended

    Nutritional Considerations:

    • Diet formulated for large breeds
    • Consult with a vet for specific dietary needs

    Behaviour & Training Tips:

    • Intelligent, can learn tricks and commands
    • Social, requires daily interaction
    • Needs mental stimulation to prevent boredom

    Grooming Guide:

    • Skin Care: Occasional baths to manage oil in the coat
    • Coat Care: Regular brushing to prevent mats, professional grooming for large mats
    • Eye Care: Regular check for unusual discharge or redness
    • Ear Care: Clean and dry, especially after bathing or swimming

    Additional Information:

    • Requires regular grooming and social interaction
    • Suitable for families and multi-pet households
    • Needs a large, engaging living space

    Curious to know more? Check out our Maine Coon Care guide!

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